At eight thousand feet in Guadalupe Mountains, the Texan desert seemingly stretches forever.
Climb an ancient reef and peek over its edge toward Texas’ highest peak on this 12.65-mile overnight in Guadalupe Mountains National Park. You'll climb more than 2,500 feet to a flower-filled meadow and drop through a jagged limestone canyon on this tough loop.
Wind through one Texas’ prettiest spot, McKittrick Canyon, on this mellow 4.8-mile out-and-back that follows a gentle stream to a 30’s-era cabin-turned-museum on the north side of Guadalupe Mountains National Park.
Drop 750 feet underground through the bat-cave entrance of Carlsbad Cavern on this 2.4-mile hike that combines hundreds of impressive displays: stalactite-dripping nooks and crannies, massive domes, gypsum deposits, and fanciful rock formations.